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Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,July 2nd,2013

Ohio Abortion Restrictions: Gov. John Kasich Signs New State Budget Containing Anti-Abortion Measures

.. Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 59 on Sunday night, which includes some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the

John Kasich

John Kasich (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

country .

.. With the passage of Ohio’s new state budget, women in that state have lost access to low-cost family planning services, access to public hospitals during a health emergency , and contrary to public reports , not their right to privacy .

..  On Sunday night, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 59, the new $62 billion state budget that includes a $2.7 billion tax cut and increases the sales tax rate from 5.5 percent to 5.75 percent . The budget also included several anti-abortion measures, including one that will force any woman seeking an abortion to undergo a trans-abdominal ultrasound.

.. Another measure of the budget puts Planned Parenthood last on the list of family-planning dollars, which essentially cuts off $1.4 million in federal funding . Opponents of the new abortion restriction said that three clinics in Ohio would likely close now that the measure is implemented .

.. What is good  is that the bill does provide funding for “crisis pregnancy centers,” which are often run by religious organizations . These centers do not offer abortion referral services.

.. Any abortion providers that manage to remain open under these restrictions are compelled to tell women “of the probable anatomical and physiological characteristics” of a fetus during various stages of its development. They must give women seeking abortions information on adoptions and alternative family planning options.

LEC here — in Ohio , there is very good reason that these restrictions were put in the state budget . One is that Planned Murderhood does not deserve any public funding , at all , ever . More than that , the Ohio Constitution bars a referendum or initiative against any item in the state budget . As  a  result , these issues are now law , and are final .

It is how the right – to – work  – related issues should have been handled two years ago . They were passes independently , in an  individual bill . As a result , they were vulnerable to an initiative ,  and they were attacked , and then repealed . They should have been put in  the budget that was just completed on Sunday . If they had been , they would still bie a part of the law .

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